Students and staff at Bedford Modern School (BMS) are celebrating outstanding GCSE results today. An exceptional 43% of grades awarded were 9, 8 or A*, the highest number in the school’s history. An outstanding 18% of the grades hit the top mark of 9 and the average grade achieved was a 7(A).
Michael Chamberlain was the top performing student in the year group achieving a clean-sweep of 11 grade 9s and an A in Additional Maths. He said: “I am delighted with my results. I am so grateful for the support from my teachers and couldn’t have achieved this without them.” Michael will be staying at BMS to study Chemistry, German, Maths and Further Maths and aspires to study Maths or Science at Cambridge in the future. Michael is also a talented musician and composer and can often be found in the school’s Music Department.
Top performing female student, Hanna Lewicka, achieved an impressive nine grade 9s and will now go on to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and German at A Level. She commented: “I am very happy with my results and pleased that all my hard work has paid off. I am looking forward to joining the Sixth Form and hope to study veterinary medicine at university.”
Bedford Modern School Headmaster, Alex Tate, said: “Despite all the pressures brought about by changes to GCSEs during the past couple of years, this really is an excellent set of results. With an impressive 98% of grades at 9 – 4 or A* – C, our students should be very proud indeed. Notably, these young people attain high grades as well as participating fully in sport, drama, music and other co-curricular activities. I look forward to welcoming so many of them back in September to begin their A Level studies.”